Yumthang Valley, the Valley of flowers, the Valley of picturesque beauty is full of natural wonders. Yumthang Valley has everything that makes it a wonder and a paradise. From serene rivers and majestic mountains to zillions of beautiful flowers, Yumthang Valley is well-prepared to cater to every possible need of its visitors.
From the breathtaking surroundings and mesmerizing views to the calmness and serenity all around, everything is so perfect in Yumthang Valley. The heart of Sikkim, Yumthang Valley, is always ready to welcome its visitors. If you want to experience a paradise on Earth, then Yumthang Valley can serve you the best. If you are a traveler, then you definitely can’t afford to miss it at any cost.
Yeah! It is difficult to plan a trip to a place about which you have no idea, but that is why this blog is just for you. This blog will guide you the best so that you can witness the beauty and magic of Nature at their best in Yumthang Valley. To make your planning easier and to compel you to visit this paradise once, this blog will help you up to a great extent. So, keep reading!
THINGS TO DO IN YUMTHANG VALLEY
Visiting a place without getting involved in the must-do activities of the place sounds so boring and incomplete. So, you do not make your trip boring and leave it incomplete, here is the list of some must-do activities in Yumthang Valley.
VISIT THE ZERO POINT
How can one complete his/her trip to Yumthang Valley without visiting The Zero Point? However, The Zero Point is not exactly situated in the Yumthang Valley but is 23 kilometers away from the Valley, but is one of the must-visits while you are in Yumthang Valley. The Zero Point is located at an elevation of 15,000 feet.
The mesmerizing view of the road end and the point where three rivers meet, and the whole place is surrounded by the majestic snow-capped mountains, is of immense pleasure. And yes! Don’t ever forget to bring your cameras with you and to enjoy a hot bowl of Maggie. You can thank me later for this.
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EXPLORE THE SHINGBA RHODODENDRON SANCTUARY
How can one miss the Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary while being in the Yumthang Valley? The Yumthang Valley is famous for its Rhododendrons. It does not have a glimpse of them in Yumthang Valley is not at all justified. The Shingba Rhododendron Sanctuary is a major attraction of tourists in Yumthang Valley. The sanctuary allows you to witness around 40 species of Rhododendron trees and plants. The place is the perfect treat to the eyes and offers a pleasant and soothing atmosphere all around.
Who doesn’t want to go skiing after visiting Yumthang Valley in winters when it gets covered with snow all around? Nobody could stop oneself from getting involved in skiing, especially in Yumthang Valley during winters. It is an adventurous activity but at the same time is of great fun too. The Sikkim Mountaineering Association has taken this initiative to introduce Skiing in Yumthang Valley. The skiing can be done by both the experts and the beginners in the region.
VISIT THE BEAUTIFUL TOWN OF LACHEN
Lachen, a beautiful town situated near the gorgeous Yumthang Valley, the Valley of flowers. The town is located at the height of 2,750 meters in North Sikkim. Lachen is one of the best options to prefer for trekking and offers breathtaking views all around. The town itself can push your limits for trekking to the Chopata Valley, and Gurudongmer Lake as the town serves as a base camp for both places.
SPEND SOME QUALITY TIME NEAR YUMTHANG CHU
Being in Yumthang valley, it is not justified not to spend some quality time near Yumthang Chu. Yumthang Chu is a river that comes across you when you visit the Yumthang Valley. The sparkling and pure water of the river producing a sound while flowing is enough to rejuvenate the mind and soothe the soul.
If you spend only a few moments near it, your heart and mind will not allow you to leave the place at any cost. Be it relaxing or clicking the beautiful pictures of the spectacular view, the place will serve all the purposes. So, don’t forget to spend some quality time here, i.e., near Yumthang Chu.
The town of Chungthang can be encountered on the way to Yumthang Valley. The town is considered a sacred town by the locals. There is a belief that the town is blessed by a renowned Buddhist saint Guru Padmasambhava. As per the legends, the rock on which the Guru Padmasambhava sat once still holds its footprints. Besides this, there is a small black hole in the rock that spouts water all as well. The production of the paddy crop in the region is also believed to be a miracle and a blessing by the saint.
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TRY LOCAL FOOD
How can one miss the local food in Yumthang Valley? As the traditional Himalayan cuisines of the Himalayas like rice and momos. These are the everyday delicacies of the Sikkim and are super delicious and can be easily available in the Valley. So do give them a try! However, the Valley does not support a great variety of food, but there is no need to get disappointed.
BEST TIME TO VISIT YUMTHANG VALLEY
If you plan to visit Yumthang Valley, then make sure that you plan your trip to Yumthang Valley between late February and mid-June. If you wish to witness the snow-capped mountains, you can plan your trip from September to December. If you are a culturally loving person, you can visit Yumthang Valley between February and March as the Lohar festival takes place in these months. To see the locals in the traditional attires and so many unique things too.
So, when are you visiting this wonder of Nature?